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Short-term effect (ATR, Kasperczyk's Scale, chest's mobility) of using of physiotherapy method in the treatment of AIS - pilot study.

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Department of Rehabilitation, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. reh@gcm.pl

Abstract

AIM OF THE STUDY:

The assessment of influence physiotherapy (DoboMed) to the chest's mobility and the morphology of the ribcage and the posture in short-term intensive physiotherapy in the Department of Rehabilitation.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Forty five girls with AIS (mean age- 14.9y.; Cobb angle-range 11-40 degree) were examined. The physiotherapy was been continued for 3 weeks. The angle of trunk rotation (ATR) (Bunnell scoliometer), the posture's morphology (Kasperczyk's Scale) and the chest's mobility index were estimated twice- before and after therapy.

RESULTS:

After therapy values of ATR decreased by 2°, the chest mobility index increased by 1.3 and total point obtained in the Kasperczyk's Scale has decreased by 1.9 point- which indicates the improvement body posture. All differences are statistically significantly. Also, reported correlations between Cobb angle and ATR and the sum of the points obtained by Kapserczyk's Scale in first exam.

CONCLUSION:

Using of physiotherapeutic method in the treatment of AIS provides to the functionally improvement of the chest's mobility, the angle of trunk rotation and the posture in the short time. A used measurement's tools were practical for PT in everyday's work.

PMID:
22744536
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